School life goes on through drought

School life goes on through drought

The Chinese government's anti-drought efforts have eased the drinking water shortages in drought-hit areas.

Pests ravage pine woods in drought-hit S China
Insects feeding on pine tree leaves are destroying the woods in drought-stricken Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local forest protection authorities said Thursday.
Reservoirs not cause of drought
The water reservoirs and hydropower stations on the upper reaches of the Mekong River should not be blamed for the drought in Southeast Asia, the president of the International Commission of Large Dams said on Wednesday.

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China Drought MonitorA persistent, severe drought over the past months has stunted rice crop, dried up reservoirs and caused water shortage to 2.47 million people in southern China's provinces. Until Nov.5, the drought had affected 18.83 million mu (1.26 million hectares) of farmland in provinces of Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Fujian, Hubei and Jiangsu and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.